as possible in the morning and report at these headquarters for instructions. Leave orders for the rest of your brigade to follow as rapidly as possible. Acknowledge.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
September 4, 1862-6.15 p. M.
Please send all of Burnside's command, as it arrives, to disembark at Washington or Georgetown, if it is possible for them to do it.
A. V. COLBURN,
HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,
Baltimore, Md., September 4, 1862.
Commanding at Monocacy, Md.:
COLONEL: You will withdraw your regiment and supplies this side of the bridge toward Baltimore, if you learn that the enemy is at the Point of Rocks. You will be sustained by Colonel Cram, of my staff.
JOHN E. WOOL,
POINT OF ROCKS, September 4, 1862.
The enemy has crossed the river with 30,000 strong. We have vacated the place.
Lieutenant-Colonel Eighty-seventh Regiment Ohio Volunteers.
Washington, September 5, 1862-11.30 a. M.
General J. POPE,
The commanding general directs that you at once put your command in readiness to march, with three days' rations in haversacks, cartridge-boxes filled, and reserve ammunition in your wagons. You will please, when you are ordered to move from your present position, leave officers to forward to you such supplies as you are not not able to procure before.*
R. B. MARCY,
Chief of Staff.
(Also sent to General Heintzelman, Fort LYon; General F. J. Porter, General Franklin, Alexandria.)
*For Pope's reply, see XIX, Part II, p. 182.